Louis Pasteur is known as the father of Bacteriology.
Here are some quick facts about Louis Pasteur:
|Birth||27 December 1822|
|Death||28 September 1895|
|Known for||Germ theory of disease, Rabies vaccine, Cholera vaccine, Anthrax vaccines, Pasteurization|
|Awards||Legion of Honor Grand Cross (1881), Rumford Medal (1856), Copley Medal (1874), Albert Medal (1882), Cameron Prize for Therapeutics of the University of Edinburgh (1889), Leeuwenhoek Medal (1895)|
|Fields||Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics|
Louis Pasteur — Father of Bacteriology
Louis Pasteur, father of bacteriology, was a French chemist and microbiologist who invented a process for preventing the growth of microorganisms in food and beverages, known today as pasteurization.
He also made great strides in studying the causes and spread of disease, developing vaccines against anthrax, rabies and chicken cholera.
Pasteur’s discoveries helped establish germ theory as the basis for understanding infectious diseases. His work led to better understanding of how to prevent illness and cure it when it occurred.
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